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Showing posts from January, 2010

Rust Dyeing

Finally getting to post about the rust dyeing that I mentioned several posts ago.
I am a member of the North Suburban Needle Arts Guild and several of the members have created their own little group known as the "Free Motions".The group consists of  Tracy , Shelley, Leah & Nina. They get together to 'play' and try out new techniques with fabrics. Not only do they learn something new but they have a load of fun while doing so.

I was fortunate to have been asked to join them back in December when they were invited by Nina  to come up to her beautiful home in Milwaukee for a day of 'playing'. Nina had buckets of lovely rusted pieces to choose from to lay on our fabrics for the dyeing process. She also treated us to a scrumptious lunch while we were there.

The dyeing process takes several days and must be kept wet. That was my FIRST mistake. I got home with several flat containers with the fabric and rusted objects
all enclosed in a garbage bag. I was busy ge…

"Nobody can go back & start a new beginning, but anyone can start today & make a new ending." Maria Robinson

The above quote pretty much sums it up for me. The only problem is that I KEEP starting over and over and over again...

I hope everyone had a great beginning to the New Year. I had a good but uneventful one with a strong commitment to recharging my life. ALL aspects of my life.
I am committed to getting BACK into shape and rediscovering the thinner person that I know resides in my body. Along with getting physically into shape, I am also committed to changing the way I eat. Which is going to be hard, because I LOVE FOOD.
I have gotten WAY off track this holiday season though and I need to get back to a healthier way of eating.

I am also committed to restructuring and reorganizing my life which means getting
my house in shape as well. I'm sure that previous posts have mentioned that this last move really 'kicked my butt' and it shows in the way my house looks. I have never really organized everything. Usually when I unpack my belongings I organize as I put things away. …